Award winning crime writer to visit Joeys – 7 March

Posted on February 1, 2017

Families and friends of SJC are warmly invited to the first SJC Books and Blokes event of 2017…

Inside the world of MEOCS (Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad)

Meet author and journalist Yoni Bashan and former detective (current Joeys teacher) Andrew Mitchell.

When: Tuesday 7 March 2017

Where: Resources Centre

Time: 7.30am

RSVP: Click here

Yoni Bashan is an award-winning crime writer who works as a state political reporter at News Corp Australia, regularly writing for the The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

Yoni’s recently published book, The Squad, was nominated for the Walkley Book Awards longlist category in 2016. It is a gritty and compelling account of an elite police squad called MEOCS (Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad) which was set up in response to the Cronulla riots in 2005. The Squad trails a core group of MEOCS detectives on their journey into the Sydney’s Middle Eastern organised crime fraternity and takes readers inside the inner-workings of their biggest investigations – the wired-up informants, the undercover agents, the ingenious tactics and electrifying near-misses.

In amongst the profiling of this group of brave and formidable detectives is SJC’s very own Andrew Mitchell, who has returned to teaching after working as a private detective in the MEOCS team. This book dedicates a chapter to Mr Mitchell and highlights his bravery and tenacity in getting the job done. During his time with the police force, Andrew received a number of commendations including bravery awards and Commissioner’s citations for his work.

This novel is described as gritty, compelling and “unputdownable”.

Join us for what is sure to be a compelling event. To RSVP, click on the link above and be sure to click on ‘Done’ at the bottom of the online form (underneath the photo).